[Python-Dev] atexit missing an unregister method
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Tue Apr 26 22:18:30 CEST 2005
On Tue, Apr 26, 2005, Nick Jacobson wrote:
> I was looking at the atexit module the other day; it seems like an elegant
> way to ensure that resources are cleaned up (that the garbage collector
> doesn't take care of).
> But while you can mark functions to be called with the 'register' method,
> there's no 'unregister' method to remove them from the stack of functions
> to be called. Nor is there any way to view this stack and e.g. call 'del'
> on a registered function.
> This would be useful in the following scenario, in which x and y are
> resources that need to be cleaned up, even in the event of a program exit:
> import atexit
> def free_resource(resource):
> atexit.register(free_resource, x)
> atexit.register(free_resource, y)
This seems like the wrong way. Why not do this:
def register(self, resource, func): ...
def unregister(self, resource): ...
def __call__(self): ...
handler = ResourceCleanup)
Probably further discussion should go to comp.lang.python
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